A dog attack can result in physical trauma that, in addition to causing emotional distress, can also create large medical bills for California victims. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that for every five instances, one dog bite will result in a serious injury that merits medical attention. What’s more, roughly half of dog attack victims are children.
When something like this occurs, victims may often hold the dog owner responsible for the costs of medical care. When it comes to paying the bills, it is often a homeowner’s insurance policy that foots the bill. The Insurance Information Institute reports that dog bites cost $483 million in 2013, which accounted for more than 33 percent of all homeowners’ insurance claims.